God designed you with unique combinations of talents, gifts, and passions for a reason. He has made a purpose for your life that will make more sense to you than anything you could have dreamed of yourself. So how do you distinguish God’s perfect path for your life from your own thoughts and ideas that don’t align? Here are four steps to walk through when deciding if the open door that is before you is the right one to take.
1. Consider your motives
Are they self-seeking, self preserving, or fruitless in God’s kingdom? Or are they motives that ultimately play into God’s will for your life?
2. Ask yourself: “Does this decision align with where God wants my life to be?”
You may know all of the things that you want for your life, but do you know of the things that God wants for your life? Does it align?
3. Ask yourself: “Do I feel convictions from the Lord about this?”
Have you visited God in the secret place to talk about this decision? Have you been listening to what God may be trying to tell you about this? Or have you been ignoring Him to make things work through your own will and power?
4. Believe that it is what God has for you to do
God has given you freedom in your life, and He wants to see what you will do with it. Honor Him in all that you do and in every decision you pursue and He will direct your footsteps.